The artificial night sky brightness mapped from DMSP satellite Operational Linescan System measurements

@article{Cinzano2000TheAN,
  title={The artificial night sky brightness mapped from DMSP satellite Operational Linescan System measurements},
  author={Pierantonio Cinzano and Fabio Falchi and Christopher D. Elvidge and K. E. Baugh Dipartimento di Astronomia and Padova and Italy. and Solar-Terrestrial Physics Division and Noaa National Geophysical Data Center and Boulder and Co},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2000},
  volume={318},
  pages={641-657}
}
  • P. Cinzano, F. Falchi, Co
  • Published 28 March 2000
  • Environmental Science, Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
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